Desert Baths

Desert Baths

By Darcy Pattison; Kathleen Rietz (Illustrator)

Arbordale Publishing, Paperback, 9781607185345, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2012

Description
Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kicks up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun and moon travel across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat through its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest.


About the Author
DARCY PATTISON is the author of The River Dragon, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng, as well as the fantasy novel The Wayfinder. She teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas.


Una artista toda la vida y amante del arte, Kathleen Rietz estudi en la American Academy of Art en Chicago. Durante casi dos d cadas, ella trabaj como una ilustradora, dise adora, y desarrolladora de producto. Adem s de La historia de Campeona: A los perros tambi n les da c ncer!, los libros ilustrados de Kathleen

incluyen Little Black Ant on Park Street, The ABC's of Yoga for Kids, y Prayers for Children, as como numerosos lectores escol sticos. Ella ha ense ado arte a ni os y a adultos en la Community School

of the Arts en el hist rico Wheaton College y a trav s de un programa escolar en las casas de su comunidad. Kathleen vive en los barrios residenciales de Chicago.